One of the most important social measures taken by the government was the 10 pct increase of the pension point as of 1 July, reaching 1,100 lei (from 1,000 lei, ed. n.), Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Monday afternoon at the Victoria Palace while presenting her Cabinet's 6-month stocktaking report, adding that in 2019 the pension point will augment by 15pct, parking at 1,265 lei."As for the social measures, we have respected our promise to increase the minimum pension guaranteed according to our ruling programme, from 520 lei to 640 lei, hence a 23pct increase. The minimum pension guaranteed has also grown by 60pct, from 400 lei to 640 lei," Dancila specified, according to Agerpres.
The PM also stressed that a particularly significant measure as regards the pensioners is the increase of the revenue ceiling for those who can benefit from compensated medicines by 90 pct.
The Prime Minister maintained that the allowance for the persons with disabilities has also increased from 52 euro, in 2016 to 108 euro in July 2018.
She also mentioned the measures taken to encourage work, stressing that the unemployment has diminished and that the gov't's target is to curb unemployment to 3 pct by 2020.